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Keto Indian Food: Guide to Eating Out and Making Your Own

Keto Indian Food: Guide to Eating Out and Making Your Own

Each Indian dish is packed with a diverse array of flavors and textures that are unmatched by other popular cuisines. Though the herbs and spices behind each satisfying bite are keto-friendly, they are usually paired with carb-dense ingredients that can keep us from experiencing the benefits of ketosis.  Fortunately, there are plenty of menu items and keto recipes you can choose from to get your Indian food fix. In this guide, we will dive into the world of keto Indian cuisine so you can ...

Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

Mexican Food on the Keto Diet & Lifestyle

One of the most rewarding food journeys starts when we skip the tortillas, rice, and beans and dive deeper into the rich world of keto-friendly Mexican cuisine. From the Americanized versions of Tex-Mex, Cal-Mex, and New Mexico-style to authentic metropolitan and coastal Mexican cuisines,  you will find plenty of dishes that are full of flavor and low in carbs. However, it is crucial to be aware of what to eat and avoid before you try to satisfy your craving for these rich and fulfilling ...

A Comprehensive Guide to Keto-Friendly Salad Dressing: Buying Tips, Restaurant Options, and Quick Recipes

A Comprehensive Guide to Keto-Friendly Salad Dressing: Buying Tips, Restaurant Options, and Quick Recipes

Greens, meat, and high-fat dressing — the quick and easy keto trinity that’ll help you meet your needs for vitamins, minerals, fiber, fat, and protein in one low-carb meal.  Finding a healthy and tasty keto salad dressing, however, can get tricky when you venture beyond olive oil and vinegar. Most of the popular dressings will either be high in sugar or packed with inflammatory oils (and sometimes both). Even dressings that seem keto-friendly may still contain unhealthy ingredients. To ...

Keto Chicken Thighs – 10 Recipes and 4 Essential Rules

Keto Chicken Thighs – 10 Recipes and 4 Essential Rules

It is hard not to like chicken thighs. Despite being one of the cheapest meats, they are packed with more flavor and healthy fats than costlier cuts like chicken breast. Surprisingly enough, the benefits of chicken thighs only increase as the cost goes down. By opting for bone-in, skin-on thighs — instead of the more expensive boneless, skinless option — you can reap the benefits of collagen and bone broth without having to pay extra for keto supplements.  To help you get the most out of ...

Starbucks Drinks and Hacks for the Keto Diet

Starbucks Drinks and Hacks for the Keto Diet

Staying in ketosis when you're on the go can feel like an obstacle course, especially at Starbucks. Though many of the menu items sound like they may be keto-friendly, their nutrition labels tend to read more like a candy bar than a low-carb beverage. However, this doesn't mean that you have to give up on your favorite Starbucks drinks while you are on the keto diet. Instead, you can be your own at-home barista with the help of our ketoproof coffee options (like our Keto Pumpkin Pie Spice ...

Have Your Coffee Creamer and Stay Keto, Too

Have Your Coffee Creamer and Stay Keto, Too

When you're on the keto diet, there are a number of familiar foods that you simply have to avoid if you want to continue experiencing rapid weight loss and the health benefits of ketosis. Unfortunately, even one sugary "cheat" can kick you out of ketosis and slow your progress. This is why it is crucial to replace those sugar-filled coffee additions -- such as coffee creamer s, milk, and table sugar -- with keto-friendly substitutes that give you all the flavors and textures you love in ...

Dirty, Lazy Keto vs. Clean Keto: Should You Go Clean?

Dirty, Lazy Keto vs. Clean Keto: Should You Go Clean?

We all naturally fall somewhere on the spectrum between squeaky clean keto and dirty lazy keto — even if we aren’t aware of it. The way of eating that you end up following ultimately depends on two crucial factors: (1) how healthy, sustainable, and effective the diet is for you and  (2) the values that drive your decisions (e.g.,  your budget, your health, religious beliefs, environmental/animal welfare concerns, and anything else that you prioritize when making a decision about what to ...

Are Exogenous Ketone Supplements Worth It? The Pros and Cons of Ketone Salts and Esters

Are Exogenous Ketone Supplements Worth It? The Pros and Cons of Ketone Salts and Esters

With the increasing popularity of the keto diet, supplement companies are flooding the shelves with keto supplements. The most convincing supplement of them all — from a marketing perspective — is exogenous ketones. These keto supplements promise that you can have your cake and eat it too, literally and metaphorically. How? By giving you the ability to experience the benefits of the keto diet without having to limit your carb intake. After looking at typical keto weight loss results and ...

Coconut Flour vs. Almond Flour — Everything You Need to Know

Coconut Flour vs. Almond Flour — Everything You Need to Know

With coconut flour and almond flour, you can make pancakes, cookies, bread, muffins, pizza, and even waffles that are both healthy and delicious. In fact, they are the feature flours for anyone following a ketogenic, paleo, low-carb, or gluten-free diet — allowing us to satisfy almost any craving without slipping back into our old eating habits. As with any food, however, there are some crucial caveats to be aware of before using these flours. After considering these concerns, we find ...

What is Xanthan Gum? Benefits, Risks, Uses, and Substitutions

What is Xanthan Gum? Benefits, Risks, Uses, and Substitutions

While following a low-carb or keto diet, you'll inevitably come across xanthan gum. Its thickening and stabilizing properties make it an excellent substitute for corn starch and gluten in low-carb flours, breads, soups, and sauces. However, before you start experimenting with this common keto staple, it is important to understand what xanthan gum is, common xanthan gum substitutes, its impact on our health, its uses, and how to replace it. This is why we created this comprehensive guide to ...